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Smart Provisioning User Guide 09

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Installing an SLES OS

Installing an SLES OS

Installing an SLES OS in Default Mode

Install an SLES OS on a server by using Smart Provisioning in default mode. In the following operations, SLES 12 SP3 and the BIOS UEFI mode are used as an example.

  1. Log in to Smart Provisioning. For details, see Logging In to Smart Provisioning.

    The Smart Provisioning main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-36.

    Figure 9-36 Smart Provisioning main window

  2. In the Smart Provisioning main window, click Deploy OS.

    The OS deployment main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-37.

    Figure 9-37 OS deployment main window

  3. Select Recommended Mode and the OS version to be installed, and click Next.

    NOTE:

    The selected OS version must be the same as that in the installation DVD or ISO image file.

    If the versions are inconsistent, check whether the Smart Provisioning version supports the installation of the current OS. If not, upgrade Smart Provisioning to the version that supports the OS. For details about the OSs that can be installed using Smart Provisioning, see Overview.

    • Smart Provisioning of V110 or later checks the firmware version compatibility. If the firmware version is matched, the page shown in Figure 9-39 is displayed. If the firmware version is not matched, the dialog box shown in Figure 9-38 is displayed.
      Figure 9-38 Dialog box
      • If the current firmware version is earlier than the target version, you are advised to upgrade the firmware to the target version.
      • If the current firmware version is later than the target version, perform the following steps:
        1. Upgrade Smart Provisioning to the latest version by referring to Upgrading Smart Provisioning. If the problem persists after the upgrade, go to 3.b.
        2. Find the driver mapping table corresponding to the driver package of the latest version of the OS to be installed at Support-E, as shown in Figure 9-39. Find the tab of the current OS in the driver mapping table, and find the firmware displayed in Figure 9-38 in the Chip column. The firmware version displayed in the FW Version column is the firmware version that matches the driver of the latest version of the current OS.
          • If the firmware version displayed in the FW Version column is earlier than the current firmware version, downgrade the firmware to the target version shown in Figure 9-38.
          • If the firmware version displayed in the FW Version column is later than or equal to the current firmware version, you are advised to upgrade the driver to the latest version after installing the OS.
          Figure 9-39 Driver mapping table
    • The Select Disk window is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-40.
      Figure 9-40 Select Disk

  4. In the Adapter information area, select the RAID controller to which the hard disk for installing the OS belongs.
  5. In the Disk information area, select the hard disk where the OS is to be installed.

    NOTE:
    • During the installation process, Smart Provisioning sets the selected hard disk to the boot disk.
    • In this window, you can select the automatic partitioning mode (Automatically configure partitioning, which is recommended) or the manual partitioning mode (I will configure partitioning). If you select the automatic partitioning mode, the system creates partitions automatically. If you select the manual partitioning mode, the window shown in Figure 9-41 is displayed, and you can change the sizes of the / and swap partitions or create other partitions.
    • All hard disk partitions must be on the same hard disk or RAID array managed by the same RAID controller.
      Figure 9-41 Manual partitioning

  6. Click Next.

    The window for setting the password of user root, language, keyboard, and time zone is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-42.

    Figure 9-42 Setting the password of user root, language, keyboard, and time zone
    NOTE:
    • Parameters marked with * are mandatory.
    • The password must contain at least six characters.

  7. Set the password of user root, language, keyboard, and time zone, and click Next.

    The window shown in Figure 9-43 is displayed, indicating that the OS version does not support the installation of third-party software.
    Figure 9-43 Window

  8. Click Next.

    The configuration summary window is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-44.

    Figure 9-44 Viewing the configuration summary

  9. Confirm that the information is correct and click Next.

    The window prompting you to insert the OS medium is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-45.

    Figure 9-45 Window prompting you to insert the OS medium

  10. Insert the OS medium.

    1. Select the medium of the OS to be installed.
      • If you use the OS DVD, insert the DVD of the OS to be installed into the DVD drive.
      • If you use the OS image file, perform 10.b to 10.f.
    2. Click on the toolbar of the Remote Virtual Console.

      The virtual DVD drive dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-46.

      Figure 9-46 Virtual DVD drive
    3. Select Image File.
    4. Click Browse.

      The Open dialog box is displayed.

    5. Select the ISO image file of the OS to be installed, and click Open.
    6. In the virtual DVD drive dialog box, click Connect.

      When Connect changes to Disconnect, the ISO image file of the OS is successfully loaded.

  11. Click Next.

    The OS installation starts, as shown in Figure 9-47.

    Figure 9-47 Starting the installation

    After the OS installation starts, the server restarts automatically. After the server restart is complete, the system initialization window is displayed automatically, as shown in Figure 9-48.

    Figure 9-48 Initializing the system

    After the system initialization is complete, the installation preparation starts automatically, as shown in Figure 9-49.

    Figure 9-49 Preparing for the installation

    After the installation preparation is complete, the OS installation is performed automatically, as shown in Figure 9-50.

    Figure 9-50 Installing the OS
    NOTE:

    You can click Details to view details about the installation process.

    After the OS is installed, the server automatically restarts. After the restart is complete, the server automatically enters the OS.

Installing an SLES OS in Customized Mode

Install an SLES OS on a server by using Smart Provisioning in customized mode. In the following operations, SLES 12 SP3 and the BIOS UEFI mode are used as an example.

  1. Log in to Smart Provisioning. For details, see Logging In to Smart Provisioning.

    The Smart Provisioning main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-51.

    Figure 9-51 Smart Provisioning main window

  2. In the Smart Provisioning main window, click Deploy OS.

    The OS deployment main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-52.

    Figure 9-52 OS deployment main window

  3. Select Customized Mode and the OS version to be installed, and click Next.

    NOTE:

    The selected OS version must be the same as that in the installation DVD or ISO image file.

    If the versions are inconsistent, check whether the Smart Provisioning version supports the installation of the current OS. If not, upgrade Smart Provisioning to the version that supports the OS. For details about the OSs that can be installed using Smart Provisioning, see Overview.

    • Smart Provisioning of V110 or later checks the firmware version compatibility. If the firmware version is matched, the page shown in Figure 9-55 is displayed. If the firmware version is not matched, the dialog box shown in Figure 9-53 is displayed.
      Figure 9-53 Dialog box
      • If the current firmware version is earlier than the target version, you are advised to upgrade the firmware to the target version.
      • If the current firmware version is later than the target version, perform the following steps:
        1. Upgrade Smart Provisioning to the latest version by referring to Upgrading Smart Provisioning. If the problem persists after the upgrade, go to 3.b.
        2. Find the driver mapping table corresponding to the driver package of the latest version of the OS to be installed at Support-E, as shown in Figure 9-54. Find the tab of the current OS in the driver mapping table, and find the firmware displayed in Figure 9-53 in the Chip column. The firmware version displayed in the FW Version column is the firmware version that matches the driver of the latest version of the current OS.
          • If the firmware version displayed in the FW Version column is earlier than the current firmware version, downgrade the firmware to the target version shown in Figure 9-53.
          • If the firmware version displayed in the FW Version column is later than or equal to the current firmware version, you are advised to upgrade the driver to the latest version after installing the OS.
          Figure 9-54 Driver mapping table
    • The Select Disk window is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-55.
      Figure 9-55 Select Disk

  4. In the Adapter information area, select the RAID controller to which the hard disk for installing the OS belongs.
  5. In the Disk information area, select the hard disk where the OS is to be installed.

    NOTE:
    • During the installation process, Smart Provisioning sets the selected hard disk to the boot disk.
    • After an installation hard disk is selected, record the value of WWID. This value will be used in 12.

  6. Click Next.

    The configuration summary window is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-56.

    Figure 9-56 Viewing the configuration summary

  7. Confirm that the information is correct and click Next.

    The window prompting you to insert the OS medium is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-57.

    Figure 9-57 Window prompting you to insert the OS medium

  8. Insert the OS medium.

    1. Select the medium of the OS to be installed.
      • If you use the OS DVD, insert the DVD of the OS to be installed into the DVD drive.
      • If you use the OS image file, perform 8.b to 8.f.
    2. Click on the toolbar of the Remote Virtual Console.

      The virtual DVD drive dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-58.

      Figure 9-58 Virtual DVD drive
    3. Select Image File.
    4. Click Browse.

      The Open dialog box is displayed.

    5. Select the ISO image file of the OS to be installed, and click Open.
    6. In the virtual DVD drive dialog box, click Connect.

      When Connect changes to Disconnect, the ISO image file of the OS is successfully loaded.

  9. Click Next.

    The OS installation starts, as shown in Figure 9-59.

    Figure 9-59 Starting the installation

    After the OS installation starts, the server restarts automatically. After the server restart is complete, the system initialization starts automatically, as shown in Figure 9-60.

    Figure 9-60 Initializing the system

    After the initialization is complete, the window for setting the password of user root is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-61.

    Figure 9-61 Setting the password of user root
    NOTE:

    The password must contain at least six characters.

  10. Set the password of user root, and click OK.

    The Preparing System for Automated Installation window is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-62.

    Figure 9-62 Preparing System for Automated Installation

    After the installation preparation is complete, the Installation Settings window is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-63.

    Figure 9-63 Installation Settings
    NOTE:

    In this window, you can customize the time zone, language, network, and components.

  11. Click Partitioning.

    The Expert Partitioner window is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-64.

    Figure 9-64 Expert Partitioner

  12. In the navigation tree, choose linux > Hard Disks. Select a hard disk from the Hard Disks drop-down list box, and click Overview.

    The Overview tab of the hard disk is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-65. The value of Device ID 1 of the selected hard disk must be the same as the value of WWID of the selected hard disk selected in 6.

    Figure 9-65 Overview

  13. Click Partitions to create hard disk partitions.

    Figure 9-66 Partition information
    • If the existing partitions meet site requirements, go to 14.
    • If the existing partitions do not meet site requirements, perform the operations described in Table 9-7 to delete or create partitions.
      Table 9-7 Creating and deleting hard disk partitions

      Operation

      Step

      (Optional) Delete an existing partition.

      Select a partition and click Delete to delete it.

      Create a root partition.

      1. Click Add.
      2. Select Primary Partition as the partition type and click Next.
      3. Set Custom Size to an appropriate value, for example, 20 GB. Then click Next.
      4. Set Role to Operating System.
      5. Retain the default value Format partition for Formatting Options and the default value BtrFS for File System.
      6. Retain the default value Mount partition for Mounting Options and the default value / for Mount Point.
      7. Click Finish.

      Create a swap partition.

      1. Click Add.
      2. Select Primary Partition as the partition type and click Next.
      3. Set Custom Size to an appropriate value, for example, 4 GB. Then click Next.
      4. Set Role to Swap.
      5. Retain the default value Format partition for Formatting Options and the default value Swap for File System.
      6. Retain the default value Mount partition for Mounting Options and the default value swap for Mount Point.
      7. Click Finish.

  14. Click Accept.

    The Installation Settings window is displayed.

  15. Click Install.

    A confirmation dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-67.

    Figure 9-67 Dialog box

  16. Click Install.

    The OS installation starts, as shown in Figure 9-68.

    Figure 9-68 Starting the OS installation
    NOTE:

    You can click Details to view details about the installation process.

    After the OS is installed, the server automatically restarts. After the restart is complete, the server automatically enters the OS.

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